Saturday, November 18, 2017
News Roundup

Two contests give Pasco students chance to show talents

RECOMMENDED READING


COUNTYWIDE

Students, show your talents in two contests

Got talent? Auditions are coming up for two separate competitions where students can show off their performing arts chops:

Ticket to Broadway: Richey Suncoast Theatre will host auditions at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 for Ticket to Broadway, an annual talent show by high school students that funds college scholarships in the performing arts. Participants must bring their own audition materials, and their routine may not exceed four minutes. The shows will be held at 8 p.m. March 16 and 2:30 p.m. March 17 at the theater, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. For information, call (727) 842-6777.

Spotlight on Talent: The Heritage Arts Center Association invites young people, up to high school seniors, to send an application for this year's show by Jan. 31. Applications are available at heritagearts.org. Auditions will be held Feb. 16 for the March 16 show. All types and styles of performing talents are accepted, both as solos and in groups. Judges will select finalists and winners in several age categories. Up to $3,000 will be awarded to winners. This year's competition includes a new $1,000 scholarship to a Pasco County high school senior. Community sponsors are also needed. For information, email [email protected] or call (352) 567-1720.

LAND O'LAKES

Desserts to vie for spotlight at event

Take a peek at the decadent desserts designed by Pasco County high school culinary arts students at the "Cinderella's Favorite Dessert" competition on Thursday at Land O'Lakes High School, 20325 Gator Lane. Dessert viewing begins at 5 p.m., judging at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person, available at the door. The winning dessert will be featured March 9 at the Cinderella Ball, a black-tie fundraiser for the Pasco Education Foundation.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Fitness walk for kids, their dogs

The city's parks department will hold the Doggone Fitness Walk from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday to raise awareness and help fight childhood obesity. The walk for children ages 14 and under and their dogs will take place at Orange Lake Park, 6431 Circle Blvd. The event will feature a dog walk around the lake with stations, including obstacle courses. For information, call (727) 841-4560.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Elks Lodge plans to hold fundraiser

The New Port Richey Elks Lodge #2284 will host a fundraiser to benefit Safety Town at 5 p.m. Saturday at 7201 Congress St. There will be dinner, cocktails and dancing to music from Bobby V. Tickets are $15. Call (727) 846-8012.

ZEPHYRHILLS

Democratic Club to meet Monday

The East Pasco Democratic Club will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in the meeting room of The Commons, 38130 Pretty Pond Road. Alice Delgardo, manager of outreach for the United Way, will talk about the United Way and its impact in Pasco County. For information on the meeting, call club president Diane Parker at (813) 778-6743.

Pasco deaths

Detailed obituaries can be found in Section B.

Comments

HomeTeam Hot Shots: Male nominations for Nov. 11-17

Each week, our HomeTeam staffers nominate male Hot Shots from each of the counties we cover. Then we turn the voting over to readers. These nominations span Saturday, Nov. 11-Friday, Nov. 17. Read up on all of our nominees then vote until noon Monday...
Updated: 29 minutes ago
Boater missing in waters north of Bradenton, dog found alive

Boater missing in waters north of Bradenton, dog found alive

CORTEZ — The Coast Guard and others are scouring the waters near Mead Point, just inland from Anna Maria Island, for a 63-year-old boater who has been missing since Friday evening. Fraser Horne, from Cortez, left Egmont Key on his 30-foot boat, Golde...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Bucs’ belief in Jameis Winston has been shaken

Bucs’ belief in Jameis Winston has been shaken

TAMPA — Belief is the biggest attribute a quarterback can bring to his team. Belief in his talent. Belief in his commitment to winning. Belief in his ability to bring everyone together and have his voice lead the path forward.But the belief the Bucs ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Bucs-Dolphins: Things to watch in Sunday’s 1 p.m. game

Bucs-Dolphins: Things to watch in Sunday’s 1 p.m. game

TAMPA — Can the Bucs pull off back-to-back wins with a backup quarterback? Win a game on the road for the first time this season? Politely hand the unnamed trophy for the state’s worst football team back to the Dolphins?Mike Evans is back from his su...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Gerald McCoy or Ndamukong Suh: Who would you rather have?

Gerald McCoy or Ndamukong Suh: Who would you rather have?

In the crowd-pleasing sports-talk of game of "Who Would You Rather Have?’’ there might not be a more perfect match-up than this.Gerald McCoy vs. Ndamukong Suh.Both are defensive tackles. Both went to, what were at the time, Big 12 schools. Both were ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Gerald McCoy to Ndamukong Suh: ‘Let them remember us’

Gerald McCoy to Ndamukong Suh: ‘Let them remember us’

TAMPA — In the spring of 2010, one of the biggest debates the week leading up to the NFL draft was which defensive tackle would be selected first? Nebraska’s Ndamukong Suh or Oklahoma’s Gerald McCoy.Both figured to be highly productive NFL players. S...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Tampa police: Drunk wrong-way driver caused major crashes on Courtney Campbell Causeway

Tampa police: Drunk wrong-way driver caused major crashes on Courtney Campbell Causeway

TAMPA — Police arrested a 26-year-old man they say drove the wrong way while drunk and caused a multi-vehicle crash Friday on the Courtney Campbell Causeway.Collin John Cole faces two counts of driving under the influence causing serious bodily injur...
Updated: 4 hours ago

AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

NEW YORK (AP) — Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, has died. He was 64. AC/DC announced the death on their official Facebook page and website Saturday. The posts did not say when or where...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Cannon Fodder podcast: Bucs-Dolphins preview

Cannon Fodder podcast: Bucs-Dolphins preview

Greg Auman has a final preview of Sunday’s Bucs-Dolphins game in Miami in his latest Cannon Fodder podcast.He talks about key matchups to watch for, from perhaps the NFL’s best slot receiver in Jarvis Landry, to Miami’s vulnerabilities at right tackl...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Romano: Hunting for a deadly needle in the Seminole Heights haystack

Romano: Hunting for a deadly needle in the Seminole Heights haystack

During the day, you hear from the psychics and the kooks. The well-intentioned tipsters, and the unsolicited profilers. This is all part of serial killer spillover, a sort of cottage industry of macabre.It gets tougher at night when you’re hounded by...
Updated: 2 hours ago